Happy Nurses Week! (May 6-12) - page 2

happy nurses week! since 1953, national nurses week has been observed to recognize the work and commitment of nurses. the week begins on may 6, marked as rn recognition day, and ends on may 12,... Read More

  1. by   MandyInMS
    Apparently there was some sort of celebration last week...working nights I missed it..everything was scheduled during the dayshift...oh well :/
  2. by   sherylchaynes
    Quote from RNKitty
    Our hospital announced last Monday that they are no longer going to recognize "Nurses Week". Instead, it will be "Hospital Week" to honor all employees as many people are involved in the care of patients. I guess it is just one more way this administration can think of to thumb their noses at the nurses. (First they layed off ALL of the LPN's with over 1000 years of experience combined, then they announced layoffs to encourage early retirement and voluntary separation. After they eliminated the most experienced and highly paid nurses, they announces a nursing shortage of 102 positions that they are "actively trying to fill" and can we please "be patient and work extra hard during this time".)


    I think your hospital is just cheap and mean. How dare they think of eliminating "Nurse's Week !" It isn't their's to eliminate in the first place. Continue to celebrate it amongst yourselves.
  3. by   sherylchaynes
    Quote from MandyInMS
    Apparently there was some sort of celebration last week...working nights I missed it..everything was scheduled during the dayshift...oh well :/



    Why do adminstrations always do that? Don't they know nurses work the night shift? I am sorry you missed all the celebration . Happy Nurses Day to you ( even though it is passed). :hatparty:
  4. by   MandyInMS
    Quote from sherylchaynes
    Why do adminstrations always do that? Don't they know nurses work the night shift? I am sorry you missed all the celebration . Happy Nurses Day to you ( even though it is passed). :hatparty:
    Awwwwww thanks sheryl ...yep I guess they think the hospital goes on "auto pilot" at night...lol
  5. by   kadokin
    Quote from RNKitty
    Our hospital announced last Monday that they are no longer going to recognize "Nurses Week". Instead, it will be "Hospital Week" to honor all employees as many people are involved in the care of patients. I guess it is just one more way this administration can think of to thumb their noses at the nurses. (First they layed off ALL of the LPN's with over 1000 years of experience combined, then they announced layoffs to encourage early retirement and voluntary separation. After they eliminated the most experienced and highly paid nurses, they announces a nursing shortage of 102 positions that they are "actively trying to fill" and can we please "be patient and work extra hard during this time".)
    That absolutely stinks. I would like to see them get along without nursing. The dean of my nursing school once told us that a hospital exists for nursing care. Every other service can be accessed in a non-hospital environment if need be. Think about it. I can't think of one instance where this is not true. Anyone else? Our hospital celebrates both. They host a facility-wide cookout where all employees get a free meal cooked and served by administrative personnel. Of course this is a hospital founded by nuns that belongs to a conglomerate that continues to be run by the order. Not that there are that many nuns in administration or anywhere else anymore, but I think this makes a huge difference in administration's attitude toward their employees. For nurses week(the same week as hospital week) the nurses are served a tea in their honor. In this community, we have an area nursing task force that puts on a nurse's celebration each year at a local hotel. For the price of admission we get a great meal, some nice door prizes, entertainment, a vendor fair w/giveaways and drawings for many great prizes (usually sponsored by local merchants). You can really have a successful celebration of your own if you pool your resources.

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